V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
The Daily Word in a controversial story on encryption and the Paris Attacks, Anonymous and eating spiders in your sleep
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 17 2015 10:35 AM ]
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is joining other states opposed to accepting Syrian refugees.
Road conditions are poor throughout New Mexico.
The Lantern Festival was a success, but The Sandia Speedway where it was held is to be fined for not having appropriate permits.
Albuquerque is ranked 6th in nation among "best digital cities" by some organization.
Sleeping, dreaming, eating lots of spiders.
While Obama was trying to be a voice of reason, he did ask for it; John McCain took the President up on his invitation to "pop off" about US foreign policy.
Because there is NO indication it's true, NYT pulled their story blaming encryption for the Paris Attacks.
Step aside and let Anonymous handle ISIS, says Anonymous.
The Daily Word in Russia, Quentin Tarantino and Anonymous
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Nov 6 2015 1:13 PM ]
This Ohio teen had no idea he’s been considered missing for 13 years until he tried to apply for college. What are the odds?
One New Mexico filmmaker wants to give the public a glimpse into the lives of APD with a web series.
Adele’s management is taking all the fun out of being drunk on social medial.
It’s like the feud between Quentin Tarantino and Police is more drama than high school.
London gets way more than they bargained for during Million Mask March. Protests aren’t supposed to turn violent, right?
Techno and Feminism. What a time to be alive.
V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015
The Daily Word in the KKK, Star Trek and cats
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Nov 2 2015 1:27 PM ]
Police wives plan support rally for Officer Webster's procession on Tuesday.
Anonymous plans to reveal identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members this Thursday, in wake of the anniversary of the Ferguson protests.
An Omaha woman gets her hand bitten by a tiger after sneaking into the zoo.
Attention Trekkies: New Star Trek series coming in 2017!
Pictures of show cats reveal how they really feel about the whole process.
In men trying to control women news: Principal says dress code is there to preserve girls' virginity.
Ever wonder the history of the backpack? Wonder no more!
Tom Jones, the singer, plans to take a DNA test to see if he has any black ancestry.
V.23 No.14 |
The Daily Word in faulty ATMs, faulty meter readings and a faulty chemistry teacher
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 4 2014 10:01 AM ]
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down after being protested against for his intolerant views against same-sex marriage. Now some think this is reverse-intolerance.
Sparks from welders are thought to be the cause of a Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters and injured 13 people.
A mother in South Carolina could face 20 years to life in prison after her infant died of an overdose of morphine from her breast milk.
Former President George W. Bush has been getting crazy with the oil paints.
Have you heard of these firefly devices? Apparently they can screw up your water meter readings.
A child abuse prevention rally is scheduled to take place today at noon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
City websites back on track after Anonymous unleashed a “cyber hurricane” this past weekend.
A political science professor from Johns Hopkins University wrote an analytical paper stating how Walter White was a “bad teacher” and a “failure.”
A man requested $140 from an ATM in Maine, but got $37,000 … can you point out its exact location on this map I'm holding?
V.23 No.13 |
The Daily Word in a 1,000 year old Native American, a 160 year old tortoise and a million jars of peanut butter
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 1 2014 11:30 AM ]
Justifying the use of tear gas during Sunday's anti-police-violence demonstration, APD chief Eden points to a man allegedly wielding an AK-47.
The dialogue concerning APD's pattern of employing lethal force is taking place on some interesting social media pages.
Media outlets across the nation are picking up the story of James Boyd's death and the resultant public outrage.
A boy in Utah found the remains of an ancient Native American.
Kelly's Brewpub is canning their beer using a mobile cannery.
Defunct peanut butter manufacturer Sunland ended up dumping all their left-over jars of peanut butter.
Glenn Beck is the subject of a defamation suit related to the Boston Marathon bombings.
This guy is going to sleep inside a bear for two weeks.
Attention: Lego is a tool of Satan.
Unnanounced Protest Brings APD Out In Force
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Mar 30 2014 11:53 PM ]
The sirens have finally died in downtown Albuquerque. Choppers are still making noise in the sky above the city from Nob Hill west to the Downtown neighborhood where today hundreds of protesters marched in protest against the most recent APD shooting. Unfortunately, James Boyd (a homeless man who was camped out in the foothills of the Sandias) is not the most recent kill by APD, simply the most high profile.
Riot gear, screaming fast police cruisers and a generally intimidating tone were the order of the day for residents of Albuquerque, a city which has become internationally famous for the brutality of its police department. Consensus is that the Duke City has one of the most dangerous, out of control police departments in the nation. The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into James Boyd's death.
V.21 No.47 |
The Daily Word in English royalty, Bigfoot, and the "I Dream of Jeannie" guy died
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 24 2012 4:21 PM ]
Someone stole a Navajo blanket from a Santa Fe resort.
Slate wrote the least entertaining Bigfoot piece ever.
Boxer Hector Camacho died from his gunshot wounds.
A naked guy spent three happy hours on top of a statue of Prince George in downtown London.
Have the remains of cruel and hunchbacked Richard III been found under a parking lot in Leicester?
Check out hacker syndicate Anonymous' video message to Karl Rove about stealing the Ohio election.
It is now law that people shall wear pants in the streets of San Francisco.
On this day in 1864 aristocratic dwarf Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.
V.21 No.32 |
The Daily Word in Olympic butts, Albuquerque bomb threats and bunker children
By Laura Marrich [ Fri Aug 10 2012 9:39 AM ]
Three American soldiers killed by an Afghan pretending to be a cop
The memorial for the Sikh temple victims is happening today.
July: Hottest. Month. Ever.
There was a bomb threat at Pro’s Ranch Market
A new early species of human was discovered
Deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is supernaturally awesome.
You, too, can learn to speak four languages in a year.
Play with Politico’s nifty swing state map
Seven missing athletes from Cameroon probably defected in London. It happens.
“If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.”
Sometimes you love God so much, you just wanna make your children live in an underground bunker for their entire lives.
Romani people in France continue to get merde-ed upon.
“Walking Dead” deleted zombie horde scene
Anonymous hacked Australia.
The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell does a mariachi “Golden Brown.”
Have a gooey, flaming National S’more Day!
V.21 No.5 |
The Daily Word in U.S. drones attacking civilians, rabid cow attacking a man, Anonymous, and a couple galleries of ruin porn
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Feb 5 2012 11:59 AM ]
"Extremely dangerous" cage fighter on the loose.
When rabid cows attack.
The always entertaining Rio Grande Sun police blotter.
Photo gallery of the decaying quarantine (Typhoid Mary was a guest) and drug rehabilitation facility on North Brother Island in the East River, New York City.
Now that you've seen the new Ferris Bueller Honda ad, you don't have to watch the Superbowl!
Queensland, Australia is flooding for the second summer in a row.
Anonymous are about to make a pile of emails relating to the 2005 Haditha massacre available on Pirate Bay.
Worried about potential libel claims? Let's revisit the "small penis rule."
Photo Gallery of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's (decaying, of course) Heritage U.S.A. theme park.
Today in 1914 William S. Burroughs was born.
The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 2 2012 11:01 AM ]
U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.
Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.
Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.
Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.
To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.
Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.
Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.
Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.
Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?
This cheerleader can dead lift 250.
Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.
Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.
The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.
Rest in peace:
Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley
"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius
Poet Wislawa Szymborska
Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee
The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie
V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011
Film Review: Anonymous
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Fri Nov 4 2011 1:54 PM ]
Speculating on whether Shakespeare actually penned the plays for which he is justifiably famous is the academic equivalent of wondering if Elvis is still alive. Famous people aren’t allowed to simply expire—they must be resurrected via silly conspiracy theories concerning their life, their death and the veracity of both. Now, Roland Emmerich, the blockbuster filmmaker who gave us Stargate and Independence Day, weighs in on the Shakespeare conspiracy.
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
Shakespeare was a fraud, says the man who showed us space aliens building the pyramids
By Devin D. O’Leary
Speculating on whether Shakespeare actually penned the plays for which he is justifiably famous is the academic equivalent of wondering if Elvis is still alive. Famous people aren’t allowed to simply expire—they must be resurrected via silly conspiracy theories concerning their life, their death and the veracity of both. It doesn’t matter if the figures are historical (Abraham Lincoln, Jack the Ripper) or pop cultural (Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur): The unwashed masses will keep them alive with talk of murder, scandal, cover-up and conspiracy. (Michael Jackson, shake hands with Marilyn Monroe.) Very often, these conspiracies involve some preposterous leaps of logic—up to and including alien intervention.
V.20 No.43 |
The Daily Word in ghost sex, impending asteroid doom and Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Nov 2 2011 10:11 AM ]
Pakistan votes to normalize relations with India.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the banks didn't cause the financial crisis.
Hermain Cain doesn't seem to know that China has nuclear weapons.
Hooray! New Mexico is number one for overdose deaths. Oh wait …
Rick Perry wasn't drunk when he gave that drunk-sounding speech.
Kenyan Air Force uses Twitter to warn civilians their town is about to be bombed.
My sales manager really wants you to know about this Justin Bieber news.
Four members of a Georgia militia are accused of a terror plot.
Are ghosts having sex in this Ohio woman's house?
Prostate cancer found in 2,250 year-old-mummy
There's no escaping these new speed cameras.
An asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon next week.
So Metallica and Lou Reed released an album together. Sigh.
What is America's most acceptable prejudice?
The case for cheap wine.
When will little Adolf Hitler be returned to his parents?
Anne Rice says the vampires from Twilight are lame.
Thanks to Emily, Constance and John for the tips!
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
The Daily Word in gecko robots, super beagles, suicide machines
By Adam Fox [ Tue Nov 1 2011 10:13 AM ]
Siberian people share DNA with ancient human ancestors.
An Oklahoma University professor is arrested for medical practices on his own students.
See the robot that can climb walls like a gecko.
The Loudoun County Republican Party releases an image of a “Zombie Obama.”
The Who’s Pete Townshend likens Apple to a “digital vampire.”
The beagle that survived a gas chamber is up for adoption, and I want it.
Spooky New Orleans: 15 people shot, two dead on Halloween.
A Sadanese man is beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia for being a sorcerer.
People in the Northeast still without power made some awesome snow pumpkins.
Hacker group Anonymous may be targeting the Mexican drug cartels next.
(Un)occupy Albuquerque protesters are granted a limited permit to be in Yale Park.
Dr. Kevorkian’s “suicide machine” will be auctioned off on Friday.
V.20 No.39 |
The Daily Word in election results, rain and scoopable chicken
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Oct 5 2011 9:51 AM ]
Yesterday's election results here.
Assassination plot #587 against Afghan President Hamid Karzai foiled.
Some good news for Democrats.
Can having incompetent lawyers invalidate your death-penalty sentence? I'm asking for a friend.
House Republicans triple the budget to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Anonymous may or may not attack the New York Stock Exchange.
Andrew Breibart tries to link President Obama to the New Black Panther Party.
Nazis are being hunted again in Germany.
Astronomers use science the test the legend of Frankenstein's birth.
Israeli scientists win the chemistry Nobel prize for the discovery of quasicrystals.
Meet Sesame Street's new food insecure muppet.
Disney will be releasing more animated classics as 3D re-releases.
NBA preseason is cancelled as labor talks put the rest of the regular season is in jeopardy.
I thought this was a crazy fever-dream, but Popeye's is introducing scoop-shaped chicken nuggets.
Ten classic books that were originally rejected by publishers.
It turns out buying groceries at a drug store is a bad deal.
This year's 20 best microphotos.
Are your Facebook statuses interesting?
WIll this current season be the last for The Simpsons?
Two restaurants frequented by my creepy uncle are locked in a legal battle.
Hey Emily, did you see the Coen brothers are making a TV show?
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